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Rated PG-13 · 91 minutes · 2011

Action, Thriller
Not learning anything from Kevin Bacon’s bike-messenger blunder Quicksilver, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wastes his time as Wilee, a failed lawyer turned bike messenger who likes speed so much that he has no brakes. When he gets a mysterious parcel, he must race through the streets of Manhattan while avoiding an overacting villain (Michael Shannon, in a rare less-than-great performance). As cool as some of the sequences are, they service a plot that goes nowhere. There are many moments of bike-riders recklessly dodging cars, running red lights and generally causing street mayhem. At one point, Shannon’s character tells Wilee’s that everybody in New York hates him and could care less about him. There are no truer words spoken in Premium Rush.


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Official Site: premiumrush.com
Director: David Koepp
Producer: Gavin Polone and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Wolé Parks, Aasif Mandvi, Henry O, Christopher Place, Sean Kennedy, Kevin Bolger, Lauren Carter, Boyce Wong and Darlene Violette

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The Coast Halifax Premium Rush Relentlessly fun bike chase thriller by Jacob Boon 08/23/2012
The Source Weekly - Bend B-Plus: Premium Rush shows how you do movie junk-food the right way. The expression “B-movie” generally gets tossed around pejoratively, but here’s the God’s-honest-truth: Good B-movies like Premium Rush may be a rarer breed than virtually any other kind of movie you could name. The term’s context in film history certainly applies to movies that were made quick and cheap, intended to serve as the back end of a double-feature. But, in more recent years, it has come to be a shorthand for genre pictures of all kinds: low-budget horror, science-fiction, suspense, gritty crime dramas. Those movies can be a wonderful kind of junk food supplementing a balanced movie diet, yet the people who make them too often either don’t know or don’t care how to make their simple elements satisfying. That’s why David Koepp is such a minor cinematic treasure in his ability to harness those elements, as he has in quality genre fare as both writer (Spider-Man, Panic Room) and writer/director (The Trigger Effect, Stir of Echoes). And once again, with Premium Rush, he shows how clearly he understands the basic requirements of delivering the B-movie goods. by TSWeekly 08/22/2012
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Creative Loafing Charlotte Premium Rush: Hang on Rating: ***1/2 by Matt Brunson 08/24/2012
Colorado Springs Independent B-plus: Premium Rush It cuts through bloated-spectacle nonsense to demonstrate how you can wrap an audience around your finger for 90 minutes. by Scott Renshaw 08/22/2012
Arkansas Times Speed trap 'Premium Rush': fast paced, dull-witted. by Sam Eifling 08/29/2012
Portland Mercury The Fast and the Furious Premium Rush is stupid. And great! by Erik Henriksen 08/23/2012

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